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Challenge: Old Ways (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM II
Location: New York City
Date: Jan 27, 2008
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 50
Galleries: Urban, Vintage
Date Uploaded: Jan 29, 2008

Wooo-hooooo! A RED!!!

Thanks so much for the votes and comments... Especially the comments - they make this whole photography thing so good!

This is the kind of detail that a year ago I would have walked by without ever imagining it's worth a click. I guess I've learned some stuff at DPC... Also, I have just recently learned to do tone adjustments simply using Curves, with subtle and different changes to each of the RGB channels. I think this helped a lot generate the "aged" look in this image. And, of course, NYC is a city full of character, perfect for this challenge.

BTW, I almost submitted to "Architecture" instead:
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I'm very glad I went with my gut feeling and submitted this one instead!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.7773
Avg (commenters): 8.0500
Avg (participants): 6.6000
Avg (non-participants): 6.8281
Views since voting: 6278
Views during voting: 376
Votes: 247
Comments: 38
Favorites: 10 (view)


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03/22/2008 05:55:50 AM
Great shot! Geez, I rarely look at the front page these days so I missed this one. A belated congrats to a fellow New Yorker. I'm guessing you live up by Toms somewhere since a lot of your street shots are Upper West Siders? Probably a good place to shoot, still.
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02/11/2008 01:55:27 PM
Great shot! Reminds me of the years I spent in Washington Heights, NY.

Message edited by author 2008-02-11 13:57:22.
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02/09/2008 03:48:26 AM
Congrats! Nice and quaint!
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02/07/2008 11:37:51 AM
Congrats on your first red ribbon Matei. Ciao, Paolo.
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02/06/2008 09:34:35 PM
Beautiful rendition of this example of wrought iron work.
You don't see that kind any more...for sure.
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02/06/2008 04:10:36 PM
I like your "Gothic" image, too!
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02/06/2008 03:48:59 PM
I really like your unusual perspective - works really, really well.
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02/06/2008 04:35:48 AM
well done/congrats....great picture
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02/06/2008 03:59:29 AM
WEll done Matei, long time no talk... Classic NYC photo..... Nice one! Alan
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02/06/2008 03:45:57 AM
congrats on the ribbon, this is a great nyc shot
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02/06/2008 03:18:02 AM
Congrats on the red, wise decision to enter here...
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02/06/2008 02:37:40 AM
Congrats!!
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02/06/2008 01:41:54 AM
The combination of your BW tones and perspective do loving justice to the subject.
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02/06/2008 12:35:30 AM
WTG, Matei!! Great shot and congrats on your ribbon.
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02/06/2008 12:24:22 AM
Terrific shot, congratulations on your shiny new red ribbon.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/05/2008 04:05:54 PM
Love the angle, tones, composition. One of my faves.
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02/05/2008 02:30:00 PM
Finally, the type of picture I've been loking for. Great angle and use of everyday objects. After going through all the pics in this challenge, I would say this is my favorite. I'm rootin for ya.
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02/05/2008 10:18:12 AM
Nice angle. Looks like its across but its really you looking up. Very creative.
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02/04/2008 08:42:32 PM
like the angle on this
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02/04/2008 08:22:54 PM
Very interesting pattern and great angle.
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02/04/2008 12:55:11 PM
I like it. Looks authentically old :)
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02/03/2008 04:45:21 PM
Compositon, texture, and contrast is executed very well. 8
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02/03/2008 04:34:44 PM
One of my favourites of the challenge, great image which works very well simplt because of the contrast of the centred and repretitive image with the stromg leading diagonals that the stairs provide. Possibly could have done with a little more contrast but I am guessing that you kept it a touch muted to add to the 'aged' look of the shot

Very good job
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02/03/2008 11:09:49 AM
great patterns make this photo interesting
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02/02/2008 05:55:23 PM
Awesome perspective on this shot!
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02/02/2008 12:07:24 PM
xcellent
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02/01/2008 11:40:19 PM
I like how this picture is repetitive and the contrast of the escape to the building itself.
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02/01/2008 07:25:22 PM
Wow, great use of lines, love this (it couldn't fit into the architecture challenge too ;) lol...good job!
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02/01/2008 09:33:59 AM
amazing shot. the angle is interesting and the lines keep your eye moving through out the picture. nice choice to put it in black and white. where was this taken?
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02/01/2008 08:22:00 AM
Very pleasing composition - strong graphically. I like it in B&W, too.
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02/01/2008 02:16:14 AM
i like the framing and repetitiveness in the shot.
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01/31/2008 12:38:36 AM
Very cool, love the perspective
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01/30/2008 10:54:20 PM
excellent! nice and simple... 9
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01/30/2008 10:41:49 PM
Very interesting center-weighted composition. Nice contrast and detail. Great find!
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01/30/2008 06:56:02 PM
The angle and perspective is beautiful!
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01/30/2008 04:14:25 PM
great symmetry. i like the cleaness of all the lines.
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01/30/2008 02:30:10 PM
nice subject matter, well shot and composed
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01/30/2008 07:44:54 AM
love the angle that this was taken from, very good, the details are sharp, crisp and clean. nothing modern anywhere in the picture to take away from this splendid firescape. 10 across the board
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